3.28.2014

Updates and Intakes

Wow, it's been pretty much all business around here this week, hasn't it?  I've basically been working on the same thing all week and totally lost track of the days.  Working on the website, editing photos, working on the website, editing photos, working on the website... Until I realized I had all my website images at the wrong size and it became editing photos again, working on the website.  So you can see why, until about 7pm last night, I was convinced yesterday was Wednesday.

Good news is, the website update is finished!  Corina of Cocorrina designed a gorgeous new logo for my business.  She managed to capture the simple, organic, slightly-vintage-with-a-modern-twist aesthetic of my work in one simple logo and I couldn't be happier with it.  I've also added lots of new photos added to the galleries, include a whole new gallery featuring a full wedding from getting ready the morning of the wedding to the last dance of the night and a few shots from a day-after couple's session.  And a blog update is coming soon, too, so to say things have been "busy" around here would be a bit of an understatement.

In the midst of all this time behind the computer, I found a little bit of time here and there to slip out to the shelter and hang out with the dogs for a little while.  I had the opportunity to visit during a big intake last week and got lots of sweet photos of the newest pups at the shelter.  I'm always amazed by how sweet and friendly the dogs are when they come in.  Of course, they're a bit scared and nervous, as would be expected, but at the same time, they somehow seem to know they're in a safe place.  Things will only get better for them at this point and they seem to realize that somehow.  You can see it in their eyes - a sense of peace and relief that balances out the nerves and anxiety of being in yet another unfamiliar place.

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Twinkie and Sancho, excited to meet their new shelter-mates.

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A lot of the dogs at the shelter come in as strays from all across the state.  Intake can be a bit chaotic but the shelter is prepped and ready with the necessary collars, tags, and paper work by the time the dogs arrive.

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Gotta get a good "before" shot!  After an inspection and a dose of flea and tick meds, a little bit of grooming is sometimes needed.

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The new dogs get lots of love and cuddles from the volunteers as soon as they arrive.

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"Can I come home with you?"

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If you thought shelters only had "mutts" you'd be sorely mistaken.  Yorky?  Check!  Akita puppy?  Check!  Sweet and friendly shitzu?  Check and check!
  
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If you're interested in adopting, fostering, or volunteering and would like to meet any of the pups in person, just schedule an appointment on Northern California Family Dog Rescue website.

Happy Weekend!
xo


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10 comments

  1. i want them alllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Love the new website design!

    ALSO - - - Can I go to the shelter with you sometime?? I'd LOVE to see what it's like there and give those pups some lovin' :)

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  3. That is so sweet that you volunteer there! when we got our puppy from the pound it was so sad to see all those poor sweet animals locked up and without a home. I would love to be able to volunteer one day when my schedule allows it.

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  4. I totally know what you mean, but it feels good know that even if I can't actually give them a home, I can help them get ready for someone who can. Luckily the shelter is only 5 minutes from our apartment so even if I only have a short amount of time to spare, I can slip away and take one or two of the dogs out for some exercise and cuddle time. If you get a chance to volunteer in the future, I highly recommend it!

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  5. Your website looks incredible! And those pups are adorable. I keep meaning to volunteer at my local shelter as well but I haven't even gone there yet even though I reaaaally wanna hug some cats and puppies (other than my own cat, who never lets me hug him. Asshole). I'm terrible.

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  6. Your shelter pictures pluck at my heartstrings every single time. How do you not take each of them home with you??

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  7. These dogs. My heart. I've ducked into the local humane society a few times to look at kitties (my husband's doing), but it's really the pups that capture me. We adopted both of our family dogs from rescues and they were/are simply the best dogs ever. Your photos are so great. And I love the new website! Very classy and sophisticated and awesome.

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  8. This is too sweet <3 I've adopted and rescued all of my animals over the years, and I love hearing about others working to help with homeless pups. What an awesome volunteer opportunity!

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  9. These pictures are great. Thanks for inspiring me to take steps to volunteer. It's been a goal of mine for years, and these adorable pics inspired me to make a move!

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  10. Yay! I'm so happy to hear that! You're going to love it. :)

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